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 Made my tackle order yesterday for my two week trip to eastern WA.   Tried to follow the advice from numerous people on this forum. Will be fishing stained to muddy water, 58 to 65 degrees, mostly small mouth, up to 6 lbs. some large mouth rocky bottom with Crayfish the main forage. Little to no fishing pressure.  Every year I fish here, and try other lures, but always catch my biggest and most on #3 inline spinners.  First time to try soft plastics will be this year.  I'm sure I bought more than I need, but I guess need has nothing to do with how much tackle a person owns. Here is a list.  Did I miss anything?

8 packs Keitech  fat impact swim baits. 3,8" and 4.3 four different colors

4 packs Rage claw  Green pumpkin

4 packs baby Rage claw green pumpkin. 

4 packs Hula Grub

4 packs senko  4 and- 5 inch.  green pumpkin, june bug

1/16 OZ. round jig heads 1/8 oz. round jig heads, 1/4 ounce foot ball jig heads

1/8 oz.   weighted hook,  1/4 oz.  weighted hook

2/0 3/0, 4/0 Owner worm hooks

1/4 0z bullet weights

2- War Eagle spinner baits, 1 single Colorado black, one willow tandem blue gill

1 Cavitron buzz bait chartreuse

2- whopper plopper  3/8 oz. size

4 KVD 1.5  black chartreuse, and Red craw

2- Rapala DT. 10 Red Craw

6 Bandit 200 series assorted colors

1 Lucky Craft pointer 100

Already have numerous floating Rapala's old spinner baits. pop Rs., old Bagely square bills, Rebel Jumping Minnow, old Big O, Rebel Deep WE R, and inline spinners.

Thank you to the readers for all the help.

 

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How about some underspins for the Keitechs since it'll be stained to muddy water?

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I live in Eastern Washington. Where are you fishing? 

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Private land in the  Rock Lake drainage.

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Rock Lake is loaded with big browns and planted rainbow. They gorge on sculpin this time of year. Not sure where you're referring to if it has smallmouth in it. Are they planted? I'd be using those Keitechs often, and as already stated maybe pick up some underspins. You might be well served picking up some finesse worms and light wacky heads if you have one of those just in case moments. 

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As far as bass go Rock Lake has only large mouth.   30 years ago the Lake was always stained with large algae blooms in the summer. Thanks to more environmental friendly farming practices  it gets  very clear in the fall and winter.  The outlet creek is dirty all year and is where the small mouth live. No public access to the creek.  When I grew up in the area I caught,  mostly large mouth, now almost all small mouth.     I haven't ever used under spins but I will pick some up and give them a try.  What brand and size do you suggest?  I also bought tubes, which readers highly recommended. 

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If you're ordering from TW and give them a call and ask them which underspin to use depending on which brand you like because weight/hook size is all over the map from one brand to another!

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